Are you looking for a biography that teaches your students about women scientists, STEM, or STEAM? This true story will intrigue your students - Margaret and the Moon. Margaret was a pioneer mathematician and scientist who worked for NASA and saved the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.
Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft’s computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed.
Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.
I have created 12 activities for this boo.
Making Connections Pre-Reading
I Wonder (Formulating Questions)
Compare and Contrast (Margaret and You)
All About Margaret
Making Connections – Text to Self
Making Connections – Text to Text
Making Connections – Text to World
3-2-1 Writing Activity